This is proving quite a year for Seattle’s Choral Arts. The group’s most recent CD, “Mornings Like This,” won the newly established American Prize in Choral Performance (community division). It was their first recording with artistic director Robert Bode (pronounced “Bo-dee”), now in his fourth year with the ensemble. Choral Arts also […]
At 91, Claude Schmitz hasn’t forgotten the meaning of the word humble. “I didn’t do it,” he said with a laugh. But ask any one of the two-dozen former students he had at Colorado State College, now the University of Northern Colorado, and they’ll tell you he did it all. Friday, they got to tell […]
Richard Toensing’s glorious set of 24 New Orthodox Carols for the Nativity of Christ are beautiful, approachable, and varied, both in spirit and in musical idiom. Some are in the Greco-Byzantine style, some are in a pentatonic folk-like idiom, and still others are in standard Western tonality, yet all of them have a fresh twist […]
Wayland Rogers is the 2010 winner of The Thorensian Prize, a choral composition competition offered biennially by the Chantry Quire of Chichester, England. His SATB cappella setting of Shakespeare’s ORPHEUS WITH HIS LUTE will receive its world premiere Nov. 20 at St. Pauls Church, Chichester.
Augusta, Georgia – Columbia County Choral Society’s new artistic director has dedicated his career to music. “I don’t know if I could do anything else except for be a musician,” Dr. Timothy Powell said. “I’ve got a real love for it. For me, it’s really who I am. It’s not just what I do.” […]
The Philippine Madrigal Singers was conferred the prestigious “Guidoneum Award 2010” by the Fondazione Guido d’Arezzo, organizers of the Arezzo International Choral Competition, one of the top competitions in the choral world. The foundation honored the Madrigal Singers for the artistic and choral promotion activity that they carried out after they won the European Grand […]